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5. Theory of Logic / F. Referring in Logic / 2. Descriptions / a. Descriptions

[general ideas about stating characteristics of objects]

4 ideas
'I met a unicorn' is meaningful, and so is 'unicorn', but 'a unicorn' is not [Russell]
Russell only uses descriptions attributively, and Strawson only referentially [Donnellan]
An object can be described without being referred to [Bach]
Indefinite descriptions are quantificational in subject position, but not in predicate position [Soames]